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Opera and PeerTV personalize the TV experience: Opera Devices SDK to bring Web to PeerStation STBs

March 24, 2010

Oslo, Norway - March 24, 2010

Opera Software today announced its cooperation with PeerTV, a leading developer of hardware and software solutions to the Internet-based TV market. Opera will deliver its Opera Devices SDK 10.15 for Linux-based devices to the company's line of PeerStation set-top boxes (STBs). PeerTV will use Opera Web technology to bring full Web browsing, widgets and over-the-top (OTT) Web content to their products, resulting in a more personal TV-viewing experience for their customers.

Selected for its proven performance on STBs and connected TVs, Opera Devices SDK sticks to Web standards to ensure compliance. PeerTV will take advantage of innovative Opera features, such as widgets, to foster new services and content in their offering. With a promise of "unlimited content" to their customers, PeerTV is taking full advantage of Opera's powerful SDK, utilizing each and every feature to bring high performance and innovation to their STBs.

"We required a more competitive solution that was rich in features, allowing us to create better solutions for our customers," said Ronnie Jaegermann, CEO of PeerTV. "At PeerTV, we emphasize delivering personal content to home televisions, and by using Opera we are better able to personalize the entire TV experience through their innovative and developer-friendly Web technology."

"PeerTV is a recognized leader in delivering Internet-based TV to operators. With Opera in the mix, they can now take advantage of standards compliant, high-performing, Web-based technology and strengthen their overall customer offering," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "PeerTV is a good example of a customer using the entire breadth of our SDK, and using Opera as a presentation engine, a Web browser and to create widgets."

PeerTV's PeerStation STBs with Opera Devices SDK 10.15 will be available to the market in Q3/Q4 2010.

About PeerTV

PeerTV Develops, manufactures and markets a revolutionary line of Internet TV set-top boxes and middleware to enable delivery of live TV channels & VOD over the Internet to TVs. PeerTV's solution enables delivering of OTT (Over-the-Top) TV services by content providers and operators specializing in content targeted at Ethnic and common-interest groups. PeerTV's solution, in actual deployments since 2007, combines Peerstation Internet based Set Top Boxes and MX 3.0 Middleware that integrate easily with leading complementary components such as CDN (Content Delivery Network), DRM (Digital Rights Management) and business management systems. Through support for the latest video and streaming formats as well as a highly solid implementation of client-server components, PeerTV's solution has become a premier choice for OTT TV operators world-wide.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.